Perfume Creation Workshop – the Historic Fragonard Factory in Grasse

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  • The discovery of 9 aromatic essences: from notes of citrus fruit and orange blossom

  • Initiation to sensory and olfactory memory development

  • The history of Eau de Cologne since Jean Marie Farina in Cologne in 1708 to the fresh and modern trends of today

  • The traditional methods of extraction and contemporary techniques

  • The site in which the workshop takes place, a 19th century building where the Museum of Perfume is also located (featuring over 3,000 years of olfactory history)

  • The coaching and teaching from a professional "nose" in a small group

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 1 hr 30 mins

  • English
  • French

Starting time 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM

Departure point/location

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


During the course of a workshop session, put yourself in the shoes of a perfumer-in-training by personalizing an Eau de Cologne fragrance with aromatic notes, citrus fruit and orange blossom!

During an unforgettable session of 90 minutes, learn about the different key fragrances of perfumery and how to compose your own Eau de Cologne. The workshop will take place in the historic factory in Grasse and the expert teacher who will accompany you will tell you the history of the perfumery and the origins of raw materials used that you will discover during the workshop. You will learn to understand how the olfactory pyramid functions:  head notes, heart notes and base notes. 

Once you have awakened your olfactory memory, you will be able to personalize your own Eau de Cologne using the 9 essences at your disposal.

At the end of the workshop, you will leave with a 100ml bottle and pouch for your fragrance, a Fragonard apron and a “Perfumer-in-training” diploma.

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday during school holidays only  (summer July-August / Easter / Christmas...) (excluding exceptional circumstances) and Saturdays only in Winter
  • Departure point: The Grasse Historic Factory
  • Minimum age: 12 years (underage participants must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Enjoy a 1 hour guided tour of the factory at the end of the perfume workshop
  • The workshop facilities are accessible to people with reduced mobility
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 3 days prior to the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price. Any reservation made for special dates cannot be canceled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • The perfumer-in-training session (90 minutes)
  • The visit of the factory (60 minute)
  • A 100ml bottle of your own perfume creation, a storing pouch, the Fragonard perfumery apron and a diploma

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

3 reviews
  • Very nice and engaged teacher. The workshop gives you the basic knowledge in perfume and perfume making.
    Ulrika R.
    May 2, 2019
  • Wen-Yu L.
    Apr 2, 2019
  • Parfait ! Exceptionnel !
    christophe B.
    Jan 15, 2019

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